Essay Competition

This competition is aimed at both secondary schooland university-level students across Europe. A special prize, the Tamsyn Imison Award, donated by the SFCP, will be given for a paper presented in the English language. For this paper there are no restrictions to participation.

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Mission Statement of the SFCP

The Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy aims to promote independent critical thinking in the transformative Socratic tradition. SFCP has an international outlook and engages with others in dialogue and activities about ethical issues and the challenges of personal and public life.

A Tribute to Grete Hermann

Read “A Tribute to Grete Hermann” by Pat Shipley and Fernando Leal, featuring Léna Soler’s paper “The Contributions of Grete Henry-Hermann to the Philosophy of Physics”

Rene's Tree of Life

Annotation and order form of “Rene’s Tree of Life”, the autobiography of Dr. Rene Branton-Saran, an Honorary Fellow of the SFCP


In a series of short videoclips, Dr. Rene Branton-Saran, an Honorary Fellow, recounts important moments from her life, from the history of the SFCP, and makes a succinct presentation of Socratic Dialogue. 

2013 Facilitator Training Facilitators receiving their certificates of participation and attendance